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SKorean media say US ambassador attacked and hurt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:28

SKorean media say US ambassador attacked and hurtSouth Korean media say U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has been attacked while giving a lecture and taken to a hospital for treatment.


Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:27

File - In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, more than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with the airliner and others involved in the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.


2 killed in shootings at California nightclub, gas station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:25

A man is comforted in the parking lot outside of the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Loma Linda, Calif. Several friends and family members gathered at the hospital where a loved one was taken following an early morning shooting that occurred outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGSSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station early Wednesday, authorities said.


3rd time the charm for sale of former Revel casino?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:24

 More time needed to seek higher Revel bidsWill the third time be the charm for attempts to sell Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel?


Former South Korean dictator's family forfeits $1.2M to US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:20

A Thursday, Apr. 23, 2014 photo shows a home bought with allegedly corrupt money from the activities of Chun Doo-hwan, the former President of the Republic of Korea, in Newport Beach, Calif. Relatives of Chun Doo-hwan agreed Wednesday, March 4, 2015, to forfeit $1.2 million in bribery proceeds laundered in the U.S., federal prosecutors said. The forfeiture settlement comes from the Newport Beach, California, house the family sold last year for $2.1 million and an investment they made in a Philadelphia limited partnership. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Anna Reed) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of South Korea's corrupt former dictator agreed Wednesday to forfeit $1.2 million in bribery proceeds laundered in the U.S., federal prosecutors said.


Libya makes urgent appeal to UN to lift embargo on weapons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya made an urgent appeal Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council to either lift an arms embargo completely or allow exemptions so that its army can fight the rising threat of the Islamic State and other militant groups. Diplomats said Libya has made a sizeable request in the past few days for dozens of fighter jets, tanks, helicopters and grenade launchers.

Winter storm to bring snow, ice to U.S. East

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:17

A woman and child walk through a snow storm in New York(Reuters) - More than 1,600 U.S. flights were canceled on Wednesday ahead of an overnight winter storm predicted to dump up to a foot (30 cm)of snow on parts of the eastern United States through Thursday. Kentucky and West Virginia were forecasted to be the hardest hit, National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Hurley said, with some places facing up to 11 inches (28 cm) of snow or sleet. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin mobilized the state's National Guard on Tuesday ahead of the storm, citing the potential snowfall, rain and possible flooding. Boston, which posted its coldest February on record, could see up to 3 inches (8 cm) of snow from the approaching system, said NWS meteorologist Rebecca Gould.


A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:16

Ben Cooper, chairman of Equality Alabama pauses after speaking to the media about the decision to halt same sex marriages, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. "It's important to understand that this is not nearly the end of this," said Cooper. Cooper called the decision an "absolute insult" to gay couples in Alabama. "Not to mention a complete waste of taxpayers' money," he said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either — and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.


Judge confirms plan settling Montana clergy sex-abuse claims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:16
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of victims of clergy sex abuse that spanned decades in Montana stand to receive payments totaling about $20 million, after a federal judge on Wednesday confirmed the bankruptcy reorganization plan for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena.

Second Los Angeles hospital identifies 'superbug' infections

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:08
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were infected with a drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria during endoscopic procedures that may have exposed 64 others since last August, the hospital said on Wednesday. One of the four infected patients later died from "an underlying disease," not from the bacteria, as the infection had by then been cleared, Cedars-Sinai said in its statement. The notice came less than two weeks after another major hospital in Los Angeles, the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, reported that 179 patients may have been exposed to the same carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. All 68 patients involved at Cedars-Sinai had undergone endoscopy procedures performed from August 2014 to February 2015 with a single duodenoscope, an instrument linked to CRE transmissions at UCLA and around the country, the hospital said.

Rebuilding homes, lives 1 year after Ewing explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:50

Rebuilding homes, lives 1 year after Ewing explosionTara Jones and her husband, Bill, lost everything on March 4th, 2014.


Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:41

FILE - This June 28, 1979 file photo shows a double-trailer flammable truck driving along the Santa Ana Freeway with a skyline of Los Angeles as a backdrop from East Los Angeles. A study appearing in the Thursday, March 5, 2015, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that children in recent years breathed cleaner air and had stronger lungs compared to those who were studied two decades earlier, researchers found. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.


Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:29
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing

Florida drops appeals in welfare drug testing case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:29
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing

Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:24

In this Sunday, March 1, 2015 photo, Sanders, a 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix, walks with winter booties with owner Malia Ebel in Concord, N.H. A harsh winter across the country has pet owners buying boots to protect their pets paws. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.


How to help cats, livestock and birds cope with the cold

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All kinds of animal can face problems from a wicked winter that's unleashing frigid temperatures and heaps of snow from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast.

How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:13

Foods that might have added sugar or another sweetener like high-fructose corn syrup as an ingredient are pictured Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in New York. New guidelines published by the World Health Organization on Wednesday say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done.


Student arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:08
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman said Wednesday he tried to be "a fly on the wall" until he was put in handcuffs.

Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 06:02

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, accompanied by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, outline their ideas for a new tax plan during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.